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System Requirements

Scrypted Host Operating System

Scrypted can run on Mac, Windows, and Linux (and Docker).

Linux + Docker installations should use Ubuntu 64bit 22.04 LTS Jammy as the host, including Raspberry Pi.


Intel 12th generation or later processors should use Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar on the Docker host, for full iGPU support.

Scrypted System Requirements

Scrypted can run on low power devices such as a Raspberry Pi 4 or more powerful devices like an Intel NUC or Mac Mini. Most users will be just fine with a low powered device. However, if running software Motion Sensors or Scrypted NVR, the performance requirements will increase per camera.


The server must be connected to the network with a wired network connection. If the server has a wireless connection, disabling it altogether is recommended.


When choosing cameras or a server, consult the Buyers's Guide for recommendations that will work together to perform best with Scrypted.

Scrypted NVR System Requirements


The Raspberry Pi 4 and low performance NAS are not recommended for use with Scrypted NVR. Using an Intel or Mac system is preferrable. The following chart is a rough idea of the capabilities of each system.

HardwareNumber of CamerasNotes
Wyse 5070 Thin Client5Available cheap on eBay.
Intel N10012New Intel NUC that has a fantastic iGPU for accelerated transcode and detection.
Mac Mini 16GB20+Scrypted NVR can leverage Apple Silicon's Neural Engine.


Low performance hardware like the Raspberry Pi 4 or a NAS can be used with Scrypted NVR, and handle up to 10 cameras with no issues, if Scrypted NVR Smart Detections is disabled.


Any hard drive will work, surveillance hard drives are recommended. Flash drives and SD cards should not be used, as they will corrupt quickly due to the high write volume.


The storage drive must not be MS-DOS/FAT formatted. Use an appropriate filesystem for your OS.